HealthSouth Corp was organized as a Delaware corporation in February 1984. It is a provider of inpatient rehabilitative health care services in the United States. The Company's inpatient rehabilitation hospitals offer specialized rehabilitative care to diagnose and patient care services. Patient care is provided by nursing and therapy staff as directed by a physician order. As of December 31, 2013, it operated 103 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals including 2 hospitals that operate as joint ventures which it account for using the equity method of accounting, 20 outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics operated by its hospitals and 25 licensed, hospital-based home health agencies. In addition to HealthSouth hospitals, it manages three inpatient rehabilitation units through management contracts. While it's national network of inpatient hospitals in 28 states and Puerto Rico, its inpatient hospitals are located in the eastern half of the United States and Texas. The Company's inpatient rehabilitation hospitals compete with rehabilitation units, many of which are within acute care hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities in the market. It treats patients of all ages. Its patients are persons aged 65 years and older. The Company is subject to significant federal, state, and local regulation.